Reserving seats at wedding

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It’s typically the first row on either side for parents and grandparents. Aunts, uncles and those typical don’t get reserved seating. If it’s aisles, they usually rope them off with ribbon or put something on the seats. I think everyone knows not to sit in the two first rows also. Last wedding I was to, no one even sat in the third row back, as they weren’t sure where the rope off ended 🙂

Post # 4
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you having ushers? Or having the groomsmen do double  duty as ushers? You can rope off the rows, usually only the first couple of pews, or place signs on the seats.

Other than that you can instruct the ushers to seat aunts, uncles etc behind the reserved pews then friends etc.

Post # 5
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We put little DIY signs on the seats in the front row that we reserved for family.  A. Lot of people  just rope off the entire row, but we only needed a few sets. We also put a picture of DH’s late mother where her seat would have been. 🙂 here is the groom’s side as an example. 


Edit: we only reserved for parents, grandparents and siblings. It was the first row and the seats closest to the aisle.


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